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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Portofino by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to La Spezia Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$54 - $84

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Bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour

$30 - $46

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Bus, train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to La Spezia 503 / ...
  2. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$32 - $59

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Portofino 305.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Genoa, line 82 bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA) FCO - GOA
  2. Take the line 82 bus from Santa Margherita Ligure FS to Portofino

$50 - $276

Fly to Pisa, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Pisa (PSA) FCO - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari

$123 - $380

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$77 - $250

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino

$81 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Portofino is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Portofino is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina and arriving at Portofino via Genova, San Lorenzo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 57 min.

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The distance between Rome and Portofino is 378 km. The road distance is 489.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Rome to Portofino, including transfers.

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Rome to Portofino bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Portofino is to train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Rome to Portofino bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 236.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Rome to Portofino via La Spezia Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure FS in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Rome to Portofino twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Rome to Pisa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Pisa Centrale to Chiavari
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
http://www.baltour.it/

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Portofino is 489 km. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from Rome to Portofino.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Genoa Airport.

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There are 1623+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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